They do things differently here…

Now Australia and the USA share a few common characteristics. You know, like the English language, democracy, paved roads and footpaths, sorry, sidewalks, western culture etc. Nonetheless there are surely likely to be some tricky moments when I arrive and starting living, working and socialising with the locals. So imagine my relief (!!!) when the international student centre saw fit to send me this helpful and appropriately-titled flyer “Living and Working with Americans”. Tag this post now people. You may one day need this advice.

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My favourite passage is in the ‘Conversations’ passage on page 2.

So must remember…

  • Silence is awkward. Fill the silence, fill the silence, fill the silence.
  • At all times stay 18 inches away from your fellow conversationalist. Now how far is that in centimetres again…?

 

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3 thoughts on “They do things differently here…

  1. Loaf

    I love that Americans can be competitive and yet they can also cooperate. Amazing! That info-sheet cracks me up. I wonder if the authors wrote with their tongues in their cheeks?!

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  2. Pingback: Helpful Americans: Bob’s Lesson of the Week | Graduate Admissions

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